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ABOUT THIS BOOK
For this new edition, Wayne C. Booth has written an extensive Afterword in which he clarifies misunderstandings, corrects what he now views as errors, and sets forth his own recent thinking about the rhetoric of fiction. The other new feature is a Supplementary Bibliography, prepared by James Phelan in consultation with the author, which lists the important critical works of the past twenty years—two decades that Booth describes as "the richest in the history of the subject."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Part I. Artistic Purity and the Rhetoric of Fiction
I. Telling and Showing
II. General Rules, I: "True Novels Must Be Realistic"
III. General Rules, II: "All Authors Should Be Objective"
IV. General Rules, III: "True Art Ignores the Audience"
V. General Rules, IV: Emotions, Beliefs, and the Reader's Objectivity
VI. Types of Narration
Part II: The Author's Voice in Fiction
VII. The Uses of Reliable Commentary
VIII. Telling as Showing: Dramatized Narrators, Reliable and Unreliable
IX. Control of Distance in Jane Austen's Emma
Part III: Impersonal Narration
X. The Uses of Authorial Silence
XI. The Price of Impersonal Narration, I: Confusion of Distance
XII. The Price of Impersonal Narration, II: Henry James and the Unreliable Narrator
XIII. The Morality of Impersonal Narration
Afterword to the Second Edition: The Rhetoric in Fiction and Fiction as Rhetoric: Twenty-One Years Later
Supplementary Biography, 1961–82, by James Phelan
Index to the First Edition
Index to the Bibliographies